The 8 best gyms in London

Here's a list of the most luxurious and best gyms in London...

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Gym swimming pool

If you’re serious about your body and mind, then you’ll know that the otherwise overcrowded gym-chains which reek of sweat and desperation is not the place to be. Thankfully, the capital boasts some of the most exclusive gyms that serve a great deal more than free-weights or boxing classes.

So gentlemen, if you’re a fan of juice bars and your own gym-kit laundry service (yes, laundering services included), we’ve listed London’s most luxurious gyms you need to know about now…

Core Collective

Core Collective gym Kensington London

Surprisingly, Core Collective’s exclusive location in Kensington is offset by their flexible member options with no sign-up fee, no contract and no monthly charges. Ideal for no-fuss class-enthusiasts, this gym focuses on interval training, cycling, and TRX. The best part? It comes complete with a juice bar and even an art gallery.

Cost: £28 per session

Get 15% off classes at Kensington as a Clubhouse member

Location: 45 Phillimore Walk, Kensington | 23 Pavilion Road, Knightsbridge

For more information, see here.

Barry’s Bootcamp

The 8 best gyms in London

A true stalwart of the L.A. fitness community, Barry’s Bootcamp launched on our shores in 2013 and has been delivering The Best Workout in the World® to a legendary following, including A-list celebs, models and Olympic athletes. Workouts are an hour long, alternating between interval training on treadmills and strength training utilizing free weights, resistance bands, medicine balls and a whole heap of other equipment. Changing rooms come equipped with Malin+Goetz beauty products and their FuelBar offers a significant range of post-workout smoothies.

Cost: £20 per session

Location: 163 Euston Road | 2 Worship Street

For more information see here. 


Equinox gym Kensington

Housed in the historic Art Deco Derry & Toms building in Kensington, this gym packs quite the punch (literally, with 122 classes available a week) along with a boxing studio, yoga studio, cycling studio, lounge and spa. Short for time? Their Firestarter™ class is a 30-minute next generation body-blaster aimed to get results, fast.

Cost: From £205/month

Location: Kensington High Street | E St. James’s | Bishopsgate

For more information see here.


The 8 best gyms in London

As work schedules become increasingly lengthy, there has been a move away from indulgent lunches to intense workout sessions. At the forefront of this is 1Rebel. Offering short (30-45 minute) classes called Ride, Rumble & Reshape (spinning, boxing and HIIT respectively), classes are often dark and accompanied by seriously loud live bands and have an equal emphasis on the social element as well as the punishing workouts. Ultra-luxury facilities and free prosecco on Fridays seal the deal.

Cost: £20 per session

Location: Broadgate | St Mary Axe

For more information, see here

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Gym swimming pool

Knightsbridge’s most luxurious hotel have made sure its fitness facilities are unrivalled – with a limited number of private members having access to one of the most in-demand strength and conditioning coaches in the world: Ruben Tabares. The 7,664 square foot gym houses Technogym equipment, sauna and swimming pool, ice fountains and spa facilities. Complimentary 3-hour valet parking is a handy perk, too.

Cost: Joining fee £3,000, plus £5,500 per year

Location: Knightsbridge

For more information, see here.

The Third Space

The Third Space Marylebone gym swimming pool

Designed as an antidote to the stress of everyday life, The Third Space gyms offer a unique luxury aesthetic. Complete with all the latest equipment (including a hypoxic chamber), 130 free classes a week, live DJS and even a gym kit laundry service, they challenge the monotony of standard gyms and make working out a pleasure.

Cost: £125/month

Location: Tower Bridge | Soho | Marylebone | Canary Wharf

For more information, see here. 

The Berkeley Hotel

Berkley Hotel Gym London

London’s distinguished hotel, designed by British architect Brian O’Rorke oozes premium exclusivity like no other. The hotel’s health club and spa brings the country retreat to the capital thanks to its vast views over Hyde Park, with offerings of life coaching and nutrition, yoga, and a 10m-rooftop pool and spa. This is the ultimate choice in holistic health and fitness well-being.

Cost: Joining fee £550, plus £2,850 per year

Location: Knightsbridge

For more information, see here. 


Gymbox Farringdon London

Don’t be fooled by the uninspired name, because their offerings include a combat studio and resident DJ – trumping the need for headphones for a more immersive, one-of-a-kind workout experience. With gyms located in Bank, Covent Garden, Farringdon, Holborn, Old Street, Victoria, Westfield White City and Stratford, this is arguably London’s trendiest gym.

Cost: Approximately £55/month with pay as you go options available

Location: Bank | Covent Garden | Farringdon | Holborn | Old Street | Victoria | Westfield White City | Westfield Stratford

For more information, see here. 

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